Recipes – fish

Sweet chilli, ginger and spring onion mahi-mahi parcels

August 8, 2008

Opposites attract, so they say.  And I do think that this time “they” may be on to something.  How else could you explain the enduring attraction of men to women and vice versa?  It certainly isn’t because they share sooooo many similarities – biped, air-breathing mammal is about as far as the similarities go! I […]

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Tomato saffron fish stew with anchovy pesto – for those needing comfort

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Don’t you just hate coming back from holiday?   You arrive back all relaxed and full of optimistic plans about how you are going to rearrange your schedule to do more yoga/cooking/writing/ sleeping/whatever… and within days you feel so worn down by the realities of daily life that you need another holiday.   Monday night […]

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Spicy salmon fillets with fresh herb salsa

July 3, 2008

As we all know by now, women are from Venus and men are from Mars, and I very much doubt that anybody who is married will dispute this. On Mars, apparently, technology is far more advanced than it is here on Earth.  This high-tech environment extends even to the smallest room in the house, where used cardboard toilet […]

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Spinach & feta fish fillets for building beautiful bones

May 24, 2008

I have told you about the first meal that Nick cooked me – stuffed gem squash. But I don’t believe I have told you about the first meal I cooked him. It was 10 years ago and I was still living at home with my parents, so I was in a quandary. If I invited […]

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Fabulous fish pie

May 17, 2008

Well, it seems I spoke too soon.  After lying in the sun last Sunday, braaing (BBQing) last Sunday night, and after my lovely summery salad last weekend, the temperatures have plummeted and I’m back to woolly socks and hot chocolate. So it seems that either: a) summer has been delayed (probably got its luggage lost […]

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Smoked haddock with flageolets in a creamy mustard sauce (or Nigel Slater does WTSIM)

April 1, 2008

Late, late, late again – for my own event.  But in fact, this time my lateness is a literary device – to illustrate practically the fact that I was a relative latecomer to pulses.  (Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!) Did you have to study something called "Health" at school?  From about […]

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Leek and smoked haddock chowder

March 31, 2008

Regard the leek.  Who would guess by looking at it that it has such a colourful history?  It's been cultivated for thousands of years (nobody knows exactly how long) and was already a well-loved vegetable in the first century AD when Pliny wrote about it.  According to Pliny, the most esteemed leeks were those grown […]

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